Nathaniel Branden played a prominent role in spreading the ideas of Objectivism, including founding the Nathaniel Branden Institute. He was also a prominent psychotherapist and is well‐​known for his work establishing the self‐​esteem movement in psychology.

Once a member of Ayn Rand’s inner circle, Nathaniel Branden has played a prominent role in spreading the ideas of Objectivism, including founding the Nathaniel Branden Institute. He is also a prominent psychotherapist and is well‐​known for his work establishing the self‐​esteem movement in psychology.

In this audio‐​only lecture from the 1979 Libertarian Party Presidential Nominating Convention, Nathaniel Branden talks about “how self‐​concept determines destiny” and shares his own thoughts on coming challenges to the libertarian movement. He also takes questions from the audience.